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Leaving My Father's House: A Journey to Conscious Femininity
Leaving My Father's House
A Journey to Conscious Femininity
Paperback      ISBN: 0877738963
The life stories of three women--Kate, a professor's wife; Mary, a dancer; and Rita, a sculptor--provide examples of the individuation process of women in a patriarchal society
Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America
Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers
A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America
Paperback      ISBN: 0140171223
An account of lesbian life in the twentieth century traces the evolution of lesbian identity, discussing the establishment of lesbian subcultures in each decade, examines how feminism and gay liberation have destigmatized lesbianism, and more. Reprint.
Beyond the Veil: Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society
Beyond the Veil
Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society
Paperback      ISBN: 0253204232
"Required reading... " -- Elizabeth Fernea, The University of Texas at Austin "If a reader were to select only one book in order to gain insight into women's status and prospects in Islamic society, this study should be the one chosen for its clarity, honesty, depth of knowledge and thought-provoking qualities." -- Arab Book World In this expanded and updated edition, with a new introduction on Muslim women and fundamentalism, Mernissi argues that Islamic fundamentalism is in part a defense against recent changes in sex roles and perceptions of sexual identity.
How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed
How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed
Paperback      ISBN: 0060975407
Hailed by feminists as one of the most important contributions to women's studies in the last decade, this gripping, beautifully written account describes the daily struggles of women under the Marxist regime in the former republic of Yugoslavia.
Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets
Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 006250925x
Alphabetically arranged entries offer a feminist perspective on mythology, anthropology, sexuality, and religion and trace major figures, myths, concepts, and symbols back to their pre-patriarchal origins
Woman As Healer
Woman As Healer
Paperback      ISBN: 0877736162
This groundbreaking work examines the role of women in the Western healing traditions. Drawing on the disciplines of history, anthropology, botany, archaeology, and the behavioral sciences, Jeanne Achterberg discusses the ancient cultures in which women worked as independent and honored healers; the persecution of women healers in the witch hunts of the Middle Ages; the development of midwifery and nursing as women's professions in the nineteenth century; and the current role of women and the state of the healing arts, as a time of crisis in the health-care professions coincides with the reemergence of feminine values.
The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future
The Chalice and the Blade
Our History, Our Future
Paperback      ISBN: 0062502891
Argues that there was a prehistoric shift in human society to patriarchy and at present society is beginning to shift away from patriarchy
World As Lover, World As Self
World As Lover, World As Self
Paperback      ISBN: 0938077279
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1933: 1884-1933
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1933
1884-1933
Paperback      ISBN: 0140094601
Eleanor Roosevelt was born into the privileges and prejudices of American aristocracy and into a family ravaged by alcoholism. She overcame debilitating roots: in her public life, fighting against racism and injustice and advancing the rights of women; and in her private life, forming lasting intimate friendships with some of the great men and women of her times. This landmark biography provides a compelling new evaluation of one of the most inspiring women in American political history. Celebrated by feminists, historians, politicians, and reviewers everywhere, it presents an unprecedented portrait of a brave, fierce, passionate political lerader of our century.
Red Ribbon on a White Horse
Red Ribbon on a White Horse
Paperback      ISBN: 0892551240
Anzia Yezierska tells of her odyssey from the sweatshops of New York's Lower East Side to success in Hollywood and then a return to poverty in New York